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Jackson County, Mississippi
History & Facts
County Vital Records ∣ County Census Records ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣
County Societies, Family History Resources and County Genealogy Links
Jackson County, Mississippi Facts
When was Jackson County, MS Created?
Jackson County was established on December 14, 1812 from Un-Organized Land.
What is the County Seat of Jackson County, MS?
The County Seat is located in Pascagoula additionally, the county government website is www.co.jackson.ms.us
What counties are adjacent to Jackson County, MS?
Bordering Counties are George County, Mobile County, Alabama, Harrison County and Stone County.
Jackson County, MS Vital Records
Where can find Jackson County, MS Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Jackson County vital records can be found at the Mississippi Department of Health which has copies of birth and death records after 1912, Marriage and a Divorce records since 1926. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Mississippi for current fees and application process.
Certified marriages may also be obtained from the Circuit Clerk Court. Certified divorce decrees may also be obtained from the Chancery Clerk Court.
Jackson County Health Department has birth and death records from November 1, 1912. You may go to any county health department in the State of Mississippi to obtain a certificates can be issued while you wait.
You can search online for Jackson County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Mississippi Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail.
Jackson County, MS Census Records
What Jackson County, MS census records are available?
Jackson County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Jackson Co. Slave Schedules is available for 1850 & 1860. Jackson Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jackson Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jackson Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You will discover free down loadable and printable census forms to aid with your research.
Jackson County, MS Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Jackson County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Jackson County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Mississippi courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Mississippi residents.
The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Jackson County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Mississippi Corthouse Records Research Guide.
- Jackson County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 3104 Magnolia St, Pascagoula, MS 39567
- Jackson County Chancery Court Clerk
- Address: 2915 Canty Street, Suite R, Pascagoula, MS 39568
- Phone: 228.769.3124
- Land Records: 1875
- Probate Records: 1874
- Divorce Records: see Clerk
- Jackson County Clerk of Circuit Court
- Phone: 228.769.3040
- Marriage Records: 1875
- Court Records: 1875
- Mississippi Court Records Research Guide
- Mississippi Court Records, 1799-1835
- Mississippi County Court Records
- Mississippi, State Archives, Various Records, 1820-1951
- Spanish and British Land Grants in Mississippi Territory, 1750-1784
- Land Claims in Mississippi Territory, 1789-1834
- BLM Land Records
Jackson County, MS Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Jackson County, MS?
A list of Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives.
- Jackson County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 984, Pascagoula, MS 39567
- Jackson-George Regional Library System, Pascagoula City Library, 3214 Pascagoula Street, P.O. Box 937, Pascagoula, MS 39567
- Ocean Springs Genealogical Society, Inc., P. O. Box 1765, Ocean Springs, Ms. 39564
- USGenWeb Archives for Jackson County (usgwarchives.net)
- Mississippi Department of Archives and History, North Street, Jackson, MS 39201; Ph. (601) 576-6850,200
- Mississippi Historical Society, PO Box 571, Jackson, MS 39205-0571
- Mississippi Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 5301, Jackson, MS 39216
- Mississippi Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies Guide
Where can I connect with other Jackson County, MS Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Mississippi Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Mississippi State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Jackson County, Mississippi Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Jackson County
- Jackson County, Mississippi Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Jackson County, MS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Jackson County. Many of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a fee. This is basically a list that has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.
Jackson Co. MS Books, Newspapers & Publications
- Mississippi Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- Mississippi historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from Mississippi (1818 – 1964) (genealogybank.com)
- Jackson County, Mississippi Books (amazon.com)
- Jackson Genealogy Books (google.com)
- Search Mississippi Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
Jackson Co. MS Cemetery & Church Records
- Mississippi Cemetery Research Guide
- Jackson Co., Mississippi Graves (findagrave.com)
- Jackson County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Jackson Co., Mississippi Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Jackson Co., Mississippi Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Mississippi Church & Bible Research Guide
- Jackson County, Mississippi Church Books (amazon.com)
Jackson Co. MS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- Mississippi Family Group Sheet Project (fgs-project.com)
- Nichols and Related Families (nicholsgenealogy.com)
Jackson Co. MS General and History Websites
- Jackson County, Mississippi Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Brief History of Jackson County (co.jackson.ms.us)
- Jackson County, Mississippi Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Jackson Co. MS Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Jackson County, Mississippi (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Mississippi – Counties – Jackson (cyndislist.com)
- Jackson County Mississippi (genealogytrails.com)
- Jackson Co. MSGenweb (rootsweb.ancestry.com)
- Jackson County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Jackson Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Jackson Co. MS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of Mississippi Links and Information
- Jackson Co. D.O.T. Maps
- 1895 Jackson County Map (livgenmi.com)
Jackson Co. MS Military Records
- Mississippi Military Records Research Guide
- Mississippi Military Records (Fold3.com) offers easy access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents of the Mississippi individuals that served. Suitable for Jackson County genealogists, researchers, historians and more.